The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has named Dave Nichols director of the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Nichols has served as interim MoDOT director since March 21. He assumed the interim director position after the resignation of Kevin Keith, who left MoDOT for a medical leave of absence.
Nichols has been with the department for more than 29 years in a variety of leadership positions, including his work as chief engineer and as the department’s first director of program delivery. He has also served as district engineer for the department’s northwest district and worked in MoDOT’s Kansas City district.